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Title: Perfecting the County Organization
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June 23, 1827, was really the day when the wheels of county government in Warren county commenced to revolve, for it was on that date that the first election took place, giving to the newly formed sub-division of the state its first officials, by vote of the people. At this election there were elected the following officers:

County Clerk.-The candidates were James Cunningham, who received fifty-eight votes and was elected over Marshal Billings, fifty votes.

Recorder.-The candidates were James Cunningham (same as clerk), having fifty-two votes over Marshall Billings, forty-eight; elected by four majority.

For associate judges there were Samuel B. Clark, sixty-two votes; William Jolly, twenty-nine votes; Nathaniel Butterfield, forty-one votes, and Humphrey Becket, forty-five votes, the office going to Messrs. Clark and Butterfield.

the five justices of the peace voted on and elected were Edward Mace, Thomas Kearns, William Harrington, Thomas Boyd and Thomas Cunningham.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001478
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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